exhibition at the Mill Green Museum

‘Cresta Couture’ the history of Cresta Silks.

The group were invited to the opening of an exhibition at the Mill Green Museum called ‘Cresta Couture’ the history of Cresta Silks. It runs until the 7 July

The group was invited to the opening of an exhibition at the Mill Green Museum called ‘Cresta Couture’ the history of Cresta Silks. It runs until the 7 July 2019. The exhibition is:

A partnership exhibition with the University of Hertfordshire celebrating the innovative and stylish fabrics created by local textile company Cresta Silks from the 1920's to the 1970's. Original Cresta items from the museum's collection will be displayed alongside contemporary pieces and designs created by Fashion and Fashion Business students at the University of Hertfordshire who have been inspired by the iconic design.

The Group was represented by Andy Chapman and Doreen Wright, with Doreen’s guest Gill.

The reception room was full of invited guests and the students who had worked hard to create various garments. The evening was opened the Manager of the Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service, Linda Dobbs, who welcomed us to the exhibition. Then there was an introduction from Emily Shepperson, Curator, who helped put together the exhibition with design students from the University of Hertfordshire who had produced the garments and media students who produced the graphics and digital displays. A spokesman for the University congratulated the students on making the exhibition a success. The official opening was performed by Councillor Barbara Fitzsimon, the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. After a few words from Councillor Terry Mitchinson we went down and viewed the interesting and informative display. I would say that it is well worth a visit. An interesting addition to the exhibition was a guided tour by Mike the miller of the working mill. To find out more about Mill Green Museum and exhibitions please see the links below:


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We are a small friendly group with a core membership of 15. The cost of a yearly membership is £10 which entitles you to attend all events and reduced entry rates on the quiz and our annual treasure hunt. Being a member will provide you with the opportunity to research any local historical interest you have in the Parish of Lemsford allowing access to archives and many years’ experience from fellow members

LLHG 2001 to Present Day

At Our first meeting in 2001 we elected Revd. Ron Ingamells as Chairman its aim was to study all aspects of the history and the people of this area - both ancient and modern. On passed on the chair to local man Jeremy Summers a retired film director who lived in Cromer Hyde. In 2007 Joan Baraclough a long time member carried on the good work the previous chairman’s had built up with a comprehensive archive collected and collated by late Stan Borrie. Stan’s son Richard built a website for the group. When Joan stepped down in 2011 long term member and local man Andy Chapman became chairman, He continued on the same guidelines, developing the website and overseeing various publications, the regular meetings and the odd trip out. I was during this period we started the annual quiz with Welwyn District History Group which continues to the Day. In 2017 Pete Davis became our 5th Chairman and has continued with the quiz, village fete and regular meetings up to the present time

  • Revd. Ron Ingamells 2001 - 2002
  • Jeremy Summers 2002 - 2007
  • Joan Baraclough 2007 - 2011
  • Andy Chapman 2011 - 2017
  • Pete Davis 2017 - 2018
  • Andy Chapman 2018 - Present Day